10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

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10 days in Pays de la Loire Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly + Drive:  5 h
1
Angers
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Les Sables-d'Olonne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Ile d'Yeu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Manchester

3
nights
Angers

Angers ©
Discover France's rich medieval history in Angers, a medium-sized city well known for its medicinal and culinary gardens dating back to the Renaissance and still open for a visit.
Step out of the city life by going to Jardin de la Perrine and Troglodytes & Sarcophages. Step off the beaten path and head to Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier and Cathedrale St-Maurice. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Angers: Le Mans (Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, Arche de la Nature, &more), Le Mystere des Faluns - Les Perrieres (in Doue-la-Fontaine) and Musee des Sciences de Laval (in Laval). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee Lurcat, make a trip to Maison d'Adam, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Le Refuge de l'Arche, and look for gifts at Bd Passion Collection.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Angers trip itinerary app.

Manchester, UK to Angers is an approximately 5- hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and car; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Angers is 1 hour. When traveling from Manchester in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Angers: temperatures range from 20°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Les Sables-d'Olonne.

Things to do in Angers

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Le Mans, Doue-la-Fontaine, Laval, Cave Museum, Village Troglodytique de Rochemenier, Le Refuge de l'Arche
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Arche de la Nature ©
Arche de la Nature
Le Refuge de l'Arche ©
Le Refuge de l'Arche

3
nights
Les Sables-d'Olonne

Les Sables-d'Olonne ©
Les Sables-d'Olonne is a seaside town in western France, on the Atlantic Ocean. Get outdoors at La Plage Du Veillon and Plage du Rocher. Attractions like Vendee Miniature and Plage des Conches make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Les Sables-d'Olonne side-trips: La Folie de Finfarine (in Poiroux), La Grande Plage (in Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie) and Vendee Kart (in La Jonchere). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Le Remblai, stroll through Le sentier de la Pointe du Payre, and go for a walk through Prieure Saint Nicolas.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Les Sables-d'Olonne trip builder.

You can drive from Angers to Les Sables-d'Olonne in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Les Sables-d'Olonne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ile d'Yeu.

Things to do in Les Sables-d'Olonne

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Longeville-sur-mer, Vendee Kart, Le sentier de la Pointe du Payre, Vendee Miniature, La Folie de Finfarine
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La Plage Du Veillon ©
La Plage Du Veillon
Vendee Miniature ©
Vendee Miniature
Plage des Conches ©
Plage des Conches

1
night
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu ©
On the 8th (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at Port of Millstone, steep yourself in history at Vieux-Château, then take in the waterfront activity at Port Joinville, and finally step off the mainland to explore Ile d'Yeu.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ile d'Yeu trip planning site.

Drive from Les Sables-d'Olonne to Ile d'Yeu in 3 hours. April in Ile d'Yeu sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Noirmoutier en l'Ile.

Things to do in Ile d'Yeu

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ile d'Yeu ©
Ile d'Yeu
Port Joinville ©
Port Joinville
Vieux-Château ©
Vieux-Château

2
nights
Noirmoutier en l'Ile, Ile de Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier en l'Ile ©
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Marais du Mullembourg, then kick back and relax at Plage des Sableaux, then get your game on at Laser Game Noirmoutier, and finally head outdoors with Plage des Dames. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Saint-Philbert, make a trip to Le Moulin de Raire, then enjoy the sand and surf at La Plage de Saint-Jean-de-Monts, and finally explore by horseback at Nelly's Ranch.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Noirmoutier en l'Ile travel planner.

You can drive from Ile d'Yeu to Noirmoutier en l'Ile in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Noirmoutier en l'Ile

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Le Moulin de Raire, Plage des Dames
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Nelly's Ranch ©
Nelly's Ranch
Plage des Dames ©
Plage des Dames
Le Moulin de Raire ©
Le Moulin de Raire